Patio Party!

It looks as thought Spring may be here after all. This past weekend we hit record high temperatures that brought smiles to many people’s faces~ Its amazing how the warmer weather seems to lift everyone’s spirits and bring pure happiness and enjoyment to many activities. Enjoying a cold beverage on a patio, walking a dog, going for a run, wearing shorts, sandals and sunglasses; everywhere I went there were people out and about, all smiling and loving life!

We decided that we would also take full advantage of the gorgeous weather and went out and bought ourselves some patio furniture for our balcony.  There has been a lot of debate on which set we were going to purchase as our balcony is very long but isn’t very wide. We went with 6 piece set; circular table, four chairs with cushions and an umbrella. Part of our balcony is covered so I don’t think that we will actually use the umbrella but it may come in handy for the part that is uncovered…

Since Tyler was busy studying for an exam he has coming up, I thought I would surprise him and get the furniture all set up so we could enjoy Sunday evening outside. (Quite a job for one woman!) I had help hauling the boxes up two flights of stairs before I was left on my own to construct the four chairs and table.

Here’s how it turned out…





TA DA!!!


Perfect weekend accomplishment!

Looking forward to spending some warm summer nights out here…stay tuned

for the first BBQ of the year and my DIY flower pots~

How did you spend your weekend???



Keeping up with 2013~!

I am in utter shock that it is April 11th today! I can’t even say where the past two months have gone because they have been an absolute rollercoaster, merry-go-round whirlwind! Just to give you an update from some of my previous posts…I went back and re-read somethings (the joys of having a blog) and realized that I may have left you hanging a bit.

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Forgettable Monday…

Is it Monday?

I’ve just had one of those days where I have seriously forgotten everything…

I’m in a course all week at the UofC (downtown campus) so my daily routine for the whole week is completely different then what I am used to. I get to sleep in a teeny-weensy bit later than usual and I also get to use my feet as my transportation. Which I normally would be thrilled at except for the fact that Calgary got a mega load of snow yesterday wreaking havoc on everyone’s Monday morning. I left the house with enough time to get to the University and was pleasantly surprised that it was quite mild and refreshing out. I was enjoying being apart of the morning hustle and bustle until I went to cross the street and stepped in a huge puddle.

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Call me old fashioned

It’s hard to believe that we have been in our home for a month already! After countless trips up and down the elevator, packing and unpacking boxes galore and organizing and reorganizing and reorganizing again….I think we are finally settled! Last weekend we moved in our dining room table and china cabinet and my Thursday night project was to get it all unwrapped and into the cabinet.

This set of china is very special and dear to my heart as it was my mothers. It’s the Old Country Rose Pattern from Royal Albert and she started collecting it shortly after her and my father were married in 1978. The dining room set was also my parents and is antique elegance at its finest!


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Virtual Housewarming


Since there are so many of you who won’t actually be able to come over and “warm” our house with us… here is a virtual tour of our humble abode. I must apologize for the delay in getting these up as we have slowly been getting settled. There are still a few things that need to be purchased, put up and placed so please excuse my barren walls and pile of boxes…Pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy~!

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Weekend Pleasures

I L.O.V.E weekends!

Especially long weekends jam-packed of full of non stop fun and pure laziness…

Can you believe that it was 13*C (55*F) here on Friday? Can you say beers on the patio after work?? Well, actions speak louder than words and we took full advantage of our trendy neighborhood and hit up National patio for a few bevvies on such a sunny wonderful day.


Best Fish Tacos EVER~!

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Home Sweet Home

Our first weekend in our new home!

We have unpacked almost all of the boxes and reorganized things mmmm I’d say  about 50 times…okay, maybe not quite that many times, but it sure feels like it! All unpacking aside, we did find some time this weekend to put our feet up to relax and enjoy being at home.

On Saturday, along with a lovely bouquet Pink Asiatic Lillies, I was greeted with homemade cinnamon french toast with fresh strawberries and maple syrrup…this was a wonderful and delicious surprise! These lillies are my favorite! They smell so delicious every time I walk by them I  get into a Spring mood.  Tyler always buys them with only one in bloom so that they last longer and I am always greeted by one or two more that bloom everyday.


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Its been a long five weeks since we signed our official documents and purchased our condo. Five weeks of packing, cleaning, purging, emailing and signing…four days of being in limbo, three full vehicles of stuff, two broken dishes and one fight (over putting together our Ikea desk)…

we are finally in!!

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